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The 7 Types of Psoriasis

Knowing which kind of psoriasis you have helps you and your doctor make a treatment plan. Most people only have one type at a time. Sometimes, after your symptoms go away, a new form of psoriasis will crop up in response to a trigger.

Here’s how you can spot the 7 types of psoriasis.

Plaque Psoriasis

This is the most common type. About 8 in 10 people with psoriasis have this kind. You may hear your doctor call it “psoriasis vulgaris.”

Plaque psoriasis causes raised, inflamed, red skin covered with silvery, white scales. These patches may itch and burn. It can appear anywhere on your body, but often pops up in these areas:

  • Elbows
  • Knees
  • Scalp
  • Lower Back

 

Plaque Psoriasis on an elbow.

Plaque Psoriasis on an elbow.

 

Did you know there are 7 types of Psoriasis ?

Click the links below for more information

  1. Plaque Psoriasis
  2. Guttate Psoriasis
  3. Inverse Psoriasis
  4. Pustular Psoriasis
  5. Erythrodermic Psoriasis
  6. Nail Psoriasis
  7. Psoriatic Arthritis